Hilary Lister set in 2008 in a specially designed yacht which uses a ‘sip and puff’ system of three straws linked to a pressure sensitive switch. She faced extreme weather conditions around Britain. She along with her crew were not going to be frightened and discouraged by this.

So they just continued and finally arrived in Dover on 1st September 2009. When asked about her highlight of the trip, Mrs Lister said, it had been seeing marine wild life. ‘Just seeing whales 35ft long fully breached out of the water was just incredible’ she said, ‘two of them jumped like dolphins it was just amazing.’